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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Olive Grove, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Olive Grove and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Olive Grove:
    • 35.543186, -81.583704
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Olive Grove
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Olive Grove ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cooksville [Catawba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooksville
    • Cooksville [Catawba County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Olive Grove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooksville
  • Delight [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delight
    • Delight [Cleveland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Olive Grove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delight have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delight
  • Five Points [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Cleveland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Olive Grove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Henry [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
    • Henry [Lincoln County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Olive Grove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
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    • Hulls Crossroads [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hulls Crossroads
      • Hulls Crossroads [Lincoln County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Olive Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hulls Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hulls Crossroads
    • Knob Creek [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knob Creek
      • Knob Creek [Cleveland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Olive Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knob Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knob Creek
    • Lawndale [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawndale
      • Lawndale [Cleveland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Olive Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 589 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawndale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawndale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawndale<3>
    • New Home [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Home
      • New Home [Burke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Olive Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Home
    • Pine Mountain Lakes [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Mountain Lakes
      • Pine Mountain Lakes [Burke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Olive Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Mountain Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Mountain Lakes
    • Pleasant Grove [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Burke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Olive Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
    • Rockdale [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockdale
      • Rockdale [Cleveland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Olive Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockdale

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Olive Grove. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Theodore Wade 'Ted' Abernathy     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Stanley (NC) on March 6, 1933 (a Monday) and died in Gastonia (NC) on December 16, 2004 (a Thursday) at the age of 71. He is buried at Gaston Memorial Park (Gaston County, North Carolina).
      • Stanley is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast of Olive Grove.
      • Gastonia is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Olive Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Wade 'Ted' Abernathy<4>
    • Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Caroleen (NC) on February 6, 1927 (a Sunday) and died in Rutherfordton (NC) on September 15, 1991 (a Sunday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Rutherford County, North Carolina).
      • Caroleen is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Olive Grove.
      • Rutherfordton is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Olive Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess<4>
    • Hal England     (Actor)
    • Donald Eugene Gibson     (Songwriter, musician)
      • Songwriter, musician. He was born in Shelby (NC) on April 3, 1928 (a Tueday) and died in Nashville (TN) on November 17, 2003 (a Monday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Sunset Cemetery (Cleveland County, North Carolina).
      • Shelby is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Olive Grove.
    • William Franklin 'Bill' Horton     (Singer, musician)
    • Eddie Jackson     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Forest City (NC) on September 4, 1946 (a Wednesday) and died in Philadelphia (PA) on May 3, 2010 (a Monday) at the age of 63. He is buried at Mt. Peace Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Forest City is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Olive Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Jackson<4>
    • Earl Scruggs     (Musician)
      • Full name: Earl Eugene Scruggs
      • Musician. He was born in Flint Hill (NC) on January 6, 1924 (a Sunday) and died in Nashville (TN) on March 28, 2012 (a Wednesday) at the age of 88. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Flint Hill is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Olive Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Scruggs<4>

How Far From Olive Grove to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Olive Grove to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Olive Grove and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Shelby, which is the Seat of Cleveland County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Olive Grove to Shelby, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 165 miles [265.5 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 340 miles [547.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,237 miles [10,037.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,940 miles [11,168.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,818 miles [7,753.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Olive Grove. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cleveland County: www.clevelandcounty.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Olive Grove) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Olive Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Olive GroveOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olive Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5432, Longitude: -81.5837       In this case, the coordinates for Olive Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Olive Grove to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.653 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.093 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.703 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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